Bacterial Growth and Downstream Processing
The Wolfson Fermentation Laboratory houses the University of East Anglia's Bacterial Growth and Downstream Processing unit. The laboratory is a containment level 2 facility that contains a range of large-scale bioreactors (15-200 litres) and downstream processing facilities that enable large-scale purification of proteins or metabolites from a range of micro-organisms. It also houses a number of continuous culture bioreactors for use in post-genomic studies on microbial physiology.
UEA also has a containment level 3 'Wolfson Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases' in the adjacent Biomedical Research Centre where process biology of microbial pathogens can be studied.
The facilities of the laboratory are available to both university and external users for research work.